Child Sex Offender Gary Glitter Hires Three Bodyguards To Protect Him In Prison

Former so-called "glam rocker" and sexual predator of children Gary Glitter needs protection in prison from his fellow inmates. He has hired three big and tough bodyguards to keep him safe.

Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, is being kept in the sex offender's wing at the HMP High Down in Surrey, where he has attracted the anger of his fellow prison mates.

According to the Mirror, Gadd, 70, was imprisoned in February for 16 years for the crime of several sex attacks on young girls. He has reportedly retained the service of three tough guys by bribing them with tobacco purchased in the prison canteen.

The Inquisitr reported on Glitter's conviction back in February on one count of attempted rape of a girl under the age of 13, one count of having sex with a girl under the age of 13, and four counts of indecent assault against girls, two aged under 13 and two aged under 16.

He is now serving his well-deserved sentence, but according to a source who spoke to the Sun newspaper, Gary Glitter "strolls around the yard with three guys constantly by his side, so that no one bothers him."

"They aren't the sort of blokes you mess with. Glitter looks healthy and happy and is swanning around like he's in a holiday camp."

During sentencing, Gary Glitter was accused by the judge of using his fame as a glam rocker in the 70s to attract young girls, get them alone, and then abuse them sexually.

Operation Yewtree was set up by the police in the wake of the recent Jimmy Savile pedophile scandal, and Detective Chief Inspector Michael Orchard from the operation was heard to say that Gary Glitter was a "habitual sexual predator who took advantage of the star status afforded to him."

In court, Gary Glitter was convicted of attempted rape, unlawful sex with a girl under 13 years of age along with several indecent assaults.

Orchard added that Glitter's lack of any remorse and the fact that he accused his victims of lying made his crimes even more indefensible and vile.

The Daily Mail reported a while back that Gary Glitter is likely to die behind bars after his conviction as a pedophile. At the time, there was outrage that despite the fact he had money to rent a £2 million ($3,036,900.00) London home and received around £300,000 ($456,000) a year in royalties, he was still granted legal aid to fight the sexual offense case in court.

Now it seems Gary Glitter, once famous as a singer and "glam rocker," has to face the wrath of fellow inmates who object to his vile child abusing past.

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